Third-Party Testing

Post date: Nov 07, 2011 1:14:11 PM

Frontier Environmental Technology Begins Third-Party Testing on Deployable Baffled Bioreactor (dBBR); Missouri DNR Pays Visit

Rolla, Missouri – On August 16, 2010, Frontier Environmental Technology began its official third party testing of their Deployable Baffled Bioreactor (dBBR) at the Southeast Wastewater Treatment Facility outside of Rolla, MO. The dBBR is a portable, energy efficient wastewater treatment unit whose technology has the potential to provide safer and healthier conditions for the American troops, as well as a rapidly deployable water treatment optoin at home or abroad in times of disaster such as Hurricane Katrina or the Haitian earthquake.

Testing will be carried out by personnel of the Southeast Wastewater Treatment Facility for five-day biological oxygen demand (BOD5), ammonia-nitrogen (NH3-N) and total suspended solids (TSS) using resources purchased by Frontier Environmental Technology.

The dBBR being tested represents a nearly complete reactor designed for small flows, energy efficiency and deploy ability to forward operating bases of the U.S. Army. Effluent results to date suggest advanced wastewater treatment capability (~10 mg/L BOD5 & TSS, <2 mg/L NH3-N and disinfection) for 75-100 people by a unit housed within a 20' shipping container at an energy consumption rate of approximately 2.4 kW.

Frontier is pursuing similar technologies for permanent installations in small- to medium-sized communities throughout North America.  For more information and updates about Frontier Environmental Technologies and their projects visit